Mr. Hardin is a seasoned professional with 30 years of experience in diverse management and executive roles in the real estate development industry focusing on land use and entitlements.

During that period, Mr. Hardin has focused on entitlement management for national retailers including ALDI, Walmart, The Home Depot, Costco, Target, Kohl’s and restaurants including Texas Roadhouse, Carl’s Jr., Longhorn Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Macaroni Grill, Chili’s, and Starbucks. Mr. Hardin has worked in numerous capacities working within or in collaboration with demanding corporate cultures. Mr. Hardin’s experience and industry relationships include Marriott International, Woodspring Hotels, Winn Dixie, 7-Eleven, Circle K, Exxon/Mobil, Hertz, Brinker International, Darden Restaurants, TGI Friday’s and Yum! Brands. He has been involved in the entitlement and development of over 200 commercial projects in California and 400 projects nationwide.

Of particulate note, Mr. Hardin developed exceptional analytical skills in the planning and execution of nationwide real estate development programs. His vision for strategic logistical coordination and management of the transactional, financial, land use, entitlement and development ramifications of every project help streamline the development process.  

Professional Registrations and Organizations: 

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of New Mexico



  • Juris Doctor, 1985, School of Law, Southern Methodist University

  • BA, Biology, 1978, Southern Methodist University

  • BA, Cum Laude, Art History, 1978, Southern Methodist University


Howard Hardin